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Scene One Finale from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Listen to some of Verdi’s bubbliest music.

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2002 Un Ballo in maschera

Three of our favorite singers starred in this Verdi masterpiece.

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2011 Porgy and Bess

Seattle Opera’s first home-grown production of the greatest American opera.

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2006 Macbeth

A spectacular cast and walls that dripped blood made for a thrilling night of Verdi and Shakespeare.

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2009 Götterdämmerung

From 2009 Ring cycle performances.

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2009 Das Rheingold

From the 2009 Ring

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2010 Il trovatore

Photos from Seattle Opera’s first production of the decade.

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2009 Ring

The “Green” Ring looked better than ever this summer.

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2008 Pagliacci

Both comedy and tragedy are found in Pagliacci, but laughter turns to tears in this Seattle Opera production 2008.

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2006: Nicola Luisotti Conducts Macbeth

“The jaws of hell gape wide and swallow all of creation” in some of Verdi’s most powerful music.

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1995 Ring

The final outing of Ring 2 was a great success, artistically—and financially!

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1995 Rigoletto

Gordon Hawkins became Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice with this production.

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2004 Lohengrin

Revival of the 1994 production directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

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1994 Lohengrin

Greer Grimsley’s first Wagner opera—complete with giant animatronic swan!

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2000 Lucia di Lammermoor

Seattle-based creative team Stephen Terrell, Edie Whitsett, Claire Hewitt, and Robert Wierzel created a psychologically taught, claustrophobic production of this bel canto tragedy.

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1997 Il trovatore

This revival of Nicholas Muni’s 1989 production, set in a strange dreamscape, starred Gordon Hawkins, fast becoming Seattle’s Verdi baritone of choice, as Count Di Luna.

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1996 La traviata

A rare summer performance of a Verdi classic!